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Diplogenesis

CARLO PEZZIMENTI and AARON COTTON:
Diplogenesis

Playing my favorite-ever piano melodies, Satie's Gymnopedies, this
exquisite-sounding classical guitar duo took my breath away. Carlo and
Aaron utterly transform great Impressionist masterpieces — and prove
with passion that the torch lit by Debussy and Ravel still burns
brightly amoung living guitar composers. My kind of guys, with the
guts to buck today's trendiness, they play with unabashed, Segovia-like
emotion; their tempos are dramatic and accented, not metronomic; their
guitar sound has a gorgeous range of timbres and colors, never
compromised by the pressure to play loud for large concert halls.
Gramophone says of Carlo, "...a refreshing change." Master guitarist
Christopher Parkening praises Aaron: "He misses nothing." (#11682)

Carlo Pezzimenti - guitar
Aaron Cotton - guitar

 

TRACK LISTING:

  Erik Satie (1866 – 1925)
1.

Gymnopédie 1 (3:13) - Listen To Full Song

2.
Gymnopédie 2 (2:38)
3.
Gymnopédie 3 (2:15)
   
  Manuel de Falla (1876 –1946)
4.
Chanson du Feu Follet (2:02) - Listen To Sample
5.
Récit du Pêcheur (2:43)
   
  Martin Pedreira (1952 - present)
6.
Divertison No. 2 (from Divertimentos) (1:00) - Listen To Sample
   
  James Chenevert (1952 – present)
7.
Chanson des Enfants (3:02)
   
  Brian Clément-Foreman (1952 – present)
8.
Les Andelys (5:14)
   
  Ernesto Cordero (1946 – present)
9.
Cancion (from Dos Piezas Cortas) (2:14)
   
  Ernesto García de León (1952 – present)
  Suite for Two Guitars, Op. 35:
10.
Preludio (5:37)
11.
Danza (4:05)
12.
Cancion (6:56)
13.
Finale (3:57)
   
TT: 45:30


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REVIEWS:

Audiophile Audition:
reviewed by John Sunier

Diplogenesis" - SATIE: Gymnopedie Nos. 1, 2 & 3; FALLA: Chanson du Feu Follet; Recit; PEDREIRA: Diversion; CHENEVERT: Chanson des enfants; CLEMENT-FOREMAN: Les Andelys; CORDERO: Concion; LEON: Suite - Pezzimenti & Cotton, duo-guitarists - Mapleshade

It means "the birth or creation of two out of one"

"Diplogenesis" - SATIE: Gymnopedie Nos. 1, 2 & 3; FALLA: Chanson du Feu Follet; Recit du Pecheur; PEDREIRA: Diversion No. 2; CHENEVERT: Chanson des enfants; CLEMENT-FOREMAN: Les Andelys; CORDERO: Concion from Das Piezos Cortas; LEON: Suite for Two Guitars - Carlo Pezzimenti & Aaron Cotton, acoustic guitars - Mapleshade Classical 11682, 45:30 ****:

These two excellent classical guitarists have been playing together for some time - Carlo has been Aaron's mentor since the latter was age ten. They came across the music to Ernesto Garcia de León's Suite for Two Guitars and wanted to play it just for the heck of it. That went so well they got into other two-guitar works and arranged others, and soon Dilogenesis was born. The name means the birth or creation of two out of one.

Their program opens with the luscious Gymnopedies of Satie, then two transcriptions taken from Falla's ballet Love The Magician. The rest of the program delves into enjoyable but probably unfamiliar works by various Spanish and French composers. The four-movement suite for two guitars is the major piece here, and rather than emphasizing the two instrumental voices it achieves the impression of a single complex guitar being played.

Mapleshade's purist recording approach (minimal miking, analog tape deck, highest-quality A-D processor) results in an astonishingly natural presence of the two guitarists in your listening room. Even the note booklet texts are higher resolution - a large size font has been used for easy readability.